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A fat dog may look cute to some people, but did you know that by overfeeding and under exercising your dog you could be cutting it’s life short and or lowering the dog’s quality of life?

As American’s get fatter and fatter, there has also been an increase of obesity in dogs. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53% of all dogs in the USA are considered obese dogs.  22% of dog owners thought their dog was within the normal range of weight, when in fact their dog was obese.  The increase of overweight dogs is due to dogs consuming more calories than they are burning. So while you may not think you are feeding your dog too much food, you may find your dog still has a weight problem.

A fat dog is more susceptible to both heart disease and diabetes. Excess weight may also cause other health conditions such as weakened joints. Imagine, all that extra weight pulling on your dog’s frame. Owners of larger breed dogs which may be prone to hip dysplasia should pay extra attention to their dogs weight. If your dog has arthritis, carrying around extra weight could cause tears in ligaments.

A fat dog isn’t necessarily born to be fat. Dogs are born with an internal hunger control mechanism which signals their brain when they have consumed enough calories for the day. The dog’s built in sensor telling it not to eat more can stop working the way nature designed it to.

Fat Dog – What’s Causing Your Pet to Gain Weight?

Just like obesity in people, too many dog treats, snacking between meals, and not enough exercise will lead to an overweight dog.

Do you think you have the world’s fattest dog?

What should you do to slim down your fat dog?

The best thing you could do to prevent your dog from becoming a fat dog would be to control portion sizes, limit treats and snacks, and give your furry friend plenty of exercise.

If your pet is already a fat dog, seek diet advise from your vet. Severely cutting back your pet’s calorie consumption isn’t advised. A slow and steady weight loss is what is best for a fat dog.

Fat Corgi – Monitor Your Dog’s Weight

Corgis are prone to gaining weight so it’s very important to monitor your Corgi’s weight.  Limit snacks and exercise portion control so your Corgi doesn’t become a fat dog.  According to the AKC a male Pembroke Welsh Corgi should not exceed 30 pounds and a female should not exceed 28 pounds.

** The fat dog in the picture above is not my dog.

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My gorgeous Corgi, Bella, is in a charity photo contest.

We are trying to win so please vote for Bella!  All you have to do is go to James Family Cellars and “like” it.  Then click on Bella’s picture, like the one below, she is #2, and “like” Bella.  Bella and I both appreciate your vote!

vote for bella

The charity the photo contest benefits is SAY – http://www.socialadvocatesforyouth.org/.  Say helps teens and families of Sonoma County, California.  They are always looking for donations.  You can find the donation page here.

Thanks again, for voting for Bella!

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Healthy Dog Food – No More Garbage Dog Foods

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How important is healthy dog food for your dog?  We all know junk food isn’t good for people. Eating lots of processed, fast foods and soon you will begin to feel moody, look dumpy, and have a lack of energy. In contrast, people who eat sweet junk foods could actually end up hyper. Most people […]

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Dog Housebreaking Training – When Your Dog Refuses To Listen

Dog Housebreaking Training

Dog Housebreaking Training – Is Your Dog Refusing To Follow Along With Your House Training Rules? A number of canines just unquestionably will not become house trained and will always have dog housebreaking training problems. Regardless of how long and hard you might have attempted to apply strategies to get your canine to relieve them […]

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It’s The Easter Corgi Bella!

Are you ready for some super cute pictures of my beautiful Corgi Bella? Bella modeling her tutu   Bella all ready for Easter!   Here are some Corgi Halloween Costumes Bella has her eye on  

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Free Dog Food and Dog Food Coupons

Free dog food samples are easy to find, if you know where to look. You can also find free dog food samples at your local pet store Free Dog Food Links All Natural Bully Sticks – Dogs love these sticks! Ellen Degeneres’ Halo Natural – 2 Free Cans of Spot’s Stew Flint River Ranch Free […]

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My Dog Loves The Chuckit Flying Squirrel

Chuckit Flying Squirrel makes our list of one of the best dog toys available and here’s why. Chuckit Flying Squirrel Features Sides of the flying squirrel are raised so your dog will be able to easily pick up the Chuckit Flying Squirrel This squirrel flies – Hold the squirrel by the foot or the head […]

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Rocket Dog Rescue – Rescue a Dog and Save a Life

Rocket Dog Rescue is based out of the San Francisco Bay Area.  This is a dog rescue ran by volunteers.  Rocket Dog Rescue saves dogs from crowded shelters and death row.  These dogs are placed in foster care until a suitable home is found for the dogs.  Rocket Dog Rescue has saved the lives of […]

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